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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 28, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS'! OWN NEWSPAPER ®f)c Abilene porter “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKF. I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron ★★★ EVENING VOL. LVI11, NO. 60. i—rtRtrt PKH (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 28, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES (Jailed i*km (VP) PRICE 5 CENTS ATTACKED BY CONGRESSMAN— Allred Opposed As Judge Dies to Request Senate Hearing Old Glory Hillbilly Fiddler and Steer Rider Perfect Plans for Trek to New York Fair 'People Fed Up/ Texas Solon Says In Promising Bill WASHINGTON, July 28 — (UP)—Rep. Martin Dies (D.-Tex.) said today he would ask the senate judiciary committee to hold hearings on the confirmation of Gov. James V. All-red as Texas’ new federal judge and would oppose his confirmation. Dies asserted that “98 per cent of the people in the judicial district are opposed to Allred's appoint-1 ment," which was announced by President Roosevelt when he was in Texas two weeks ago. 'PEOPLE FED UP’ “It is just this kind of politics that brought on the revolution in Texas. The people are fed up and disgusted with this kind of politics,” Dies said, adding that he expected Sens. Tom Connally and Morris Sheppard of Texas to lead the fight against the confirmation. "I expect there will he a bill introduced the first day of the next session to abolish the judgeship to which Allred was named." Dies said. “I doubt if the senate will confirm him with such a bill pending. "When the judgeship bill was first brought up there were persistent rumors that Allred was slated for the appointment. I offered an amendment prohibiting appointment of anyone outside the district, and the house passed it two to one. PRECEDENT BRODEN "The bill was put in an omnibus judgship bill, and the amendment was removed. However, the Department of Justice testified before the senate committee that the amendment was unnecessary because such appointments had never been made and would not, be.” President Roosevelt broke the precedent at Wichita Falls where he announced Governor Allred's appointment. “The president,” Dies said, “must not have had all the information." ‘I have nothing against Governor Adread personally, but the appointment should have been given to someone In the district. There are hundreds of competent people there who could have been appointed and served with distinction. • "The people of Texas are just not going to stand for this sort of stuff.*’ Sen. Morris Sheppard <D-Tex) indicated disapproval of Dies’ statement, saying “I am for Governor Allred's confirmation.'1 AUSTIN, July 28—(UP)—Newt Moore and Jack Hill, cowboys from Old Glory, Stonewall county, progressed today in their plans to instruct New Yorkers and a Texas steer Moore .a cowboy fiddler, plans to play hillbilly music at the New York World's fair. He’s been practicing on “Beautiful Te: V" written by W. Lee O'aDniel. nominee for governor of Texas. Hill’s ambition is to let a Texas steer see Broadway. He will ride the steer right into Grover Whalen's world-of-tomorrow fair. Both received letters to Whalen and other officials from Gov. James V. Allred and Col. Paul Wakefield, secretary of the Texas World’s fair commission. Fiddler Moore and his steer-riding friend were accompanied to Austin by Sheriff Brooks Ellison. “Our community is behind these two boys in this undertaking and we are betting on them," Ellison announced. John Selman, manager of the SMS ranch will let Hill pick his steer. UNREPORTED FLYING PREMIER,' PARTY FOUND SAFE IN ALASKA WHITEHORSE. Y. T., July 28— (Canadian Press)—A message received here today said Premier Mitchell Hepburn and his air-touring party had landed safely at Carcross. Y. T. Anxiety for the premier and his party, which included Bernard E. • Sell 'em Ben) Smith famous New York broker, mounted as the hours passed and the party was unreported. The plane took off from here yesterday for Juneau, Alaska, about an hour's flight. Delay in hearing of the landing was caused by lack of communication facilities in this far-north country. The party was reported awaiting weather reports of Carcross before continuing on to Juneou. The plane encountered bad weather near Skagway, Alaska, and returned to Carcross, 30 miles south of here. Former Abilenion Buried at S'water SWEETWATER. July 28. <Spl>— N D. Darnell, 81, former Abilene resident, will be buried here today after the funeral at the Church of Christ. The service will be held at 4 o'clock, with the minister, J. P. Crenshaw, officiating. Mr. Darnell died Wednesday eve- I ning at the family home here. He had lived here nine years. MITCHELL HEPBURN WPA Work for Lake Abilene $7,500 Provided For Repairing of Spillway at Dam Commissioners to Work on Budget Taylor county court will meet Friday afternoon to work on the county budget for 1939, County Judge Lee R York has announced. Judge-elect Carl P. Hulsev and Commissioner-elect John Cunningham of precinct 3 have been invited to participate in the informal n.set-ing, since they will be in office when the budget is in use. Judge York has expressed a fear that Taylor county's tax rate, now one of the lowest in Texas, must be raised 15 cents per $100 valuation next year. For the past two years it has been 50 cents. Added relief expenditures and cc-vt of matching federal funds m WPA projects are increasing the county's financial burdens. Traffic Group to Study Regulations Traffic safety committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce will study a bulletin on model traffic ordinances, published by the national bureau of good roa'ds at its next meeting. The committee has been working on local traffic problems since its creation early in the spring, and has drawn up a set of proposed traffic ordinances for the city. The “model" set may be substituted. At the conclusion of its survey, the committee is to make recommendations *o the city commission as to what needs to be done to improve Abilene's traffic conditions. Emergency Works Progre«s Administration work order for immediate repairs to the spillway at Lake Abilene dam was received by the Abilene WPA office Wednesday. The project provides for $7,500 in federal funds for placing rock, riprapping, sodding, and otherwise commissioners strengthening the spillway of the ' 20-year-old lake. Request for the emergency order was wired to the state WPA office at San Antonio Monday afternoon after B. C. Rogers, area WPA engineer, and R. C. Hoppe, city engineer, had discussed the condition of the spillway. MAY EMPLOY High water caused by the unusually heavy rains last week caused some erosion on the spillway and threatened serious danger if more rain should fall. The project will employ an indefinite number of men—the maximum being IOO. said Rogers. Work is to begin as soon as the ground dries out sufficiently, probably Friday. It was incorrectly stated in this morning's edition of the Reporter-News that the project applied to the unfinished Phantom Hill dam. The morning item also said that 150 men would be employed, a figure Rogers said was inaccurate. Nolan Rancher Dies at S'water Funeral Slated . Friday Morning For P. I. Elder SWEETWATER, July 28 <Spl> — Patrick Ira Elder, 51, charter member of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ association and member of the executive board, died here at 3:30 a. rn. today. Funeral will be held from Sweetwater First Christian church at IO o'clock Friday morning. The body will be carried overland to San Angelo for burial. Mr. Elder, a rancher in the Maryneal community, died in his hotel room here after a long illness. He had been living in the Bluebonnet hotel for the past six months. Survivors include his wife, father, two sisters and two brothers. He had no children. Corrigan Makes 'Authorized Flight' Jews Foresee Huge Obstacle To Emigration Task for Refugee Observer in Reich Seems Impossible Bv LOUIS P. LOCHNER BERLIN. July 28. (ZP)—Jews themselves predicted today that finding emigration opportunities for them would be an almost insurmountable task for the official United States refugee observer, George Brandt, who now Ls making a survey here. There are some 300,000 to 350,000 Jews in Germany. Brandt, member of the consular service, through American sources here is seeking to determine how many want to leave with the aid of the international refugee organization newly established in Loncon. LEAVING GETS HARDER Influential Jews are skeptical. They point out that fewer than 150,000 have been able to leave since Chancellor Hitler assumed power in 1933, despite the expressed German wish that they go. Emigiation was comparatively! easy then, but it is increasing daily in difficulty. The Jew can take little with him in cash or goods he might sell—if a Jew goes to the border with a new suit or other personal object, he must leave with customs officials a sum equal to the article's cost. If he takes a field glass, camera or other luxury he must deposit twice or three times its value. The authorities thus far have shown little inclination to speed emigration by financial grants; di- | minishing business is shrinking the i potential wealth of Jewish store keepers. IMPOSSIBLE FOR MANY Because the Austrian situation presently is confused, one cannot say how many of the 208,000 Jews living there when union with Germany was effected March 13 have been able to leave. And even though 300,000 to 350,000 Jews may be moved eventually from Germany, the Reich still would have 150,000 subjects who can neither be German citizens, because of semitic origin, nor acquire other citizenship. These include people too old to emigrate or with Infirmities barring their entry to other countries. One of Brandt's first concerns apparently was the fate of Jews held in concentration camps in Vienna. Berlin and elsewhere since an outburst of anti-semltism in June. Estimates put their number at 3,- 000 to 8,000. Jewish circles consider well-authenticated their estimate that Buchwald camp, near Weimar, contains 2.000 Jews MORE QUIT BUSINESS It probably is not an exaggeration to say that Dachau camp in Bavaria holds an equal number. How' many other hundreds might be held in secret police headquarters is conjectural. The Nazi regime openly asserts its next objective is elimination rf the Jew from economic life, and Jews are being driven more and more out of business. In small towns, the Jew has almost Teased to exist as a tradesman because no Aryan dares buy from him. Many 1 -Jewish stores still operate in the big cities, but big white letters on the windows indicate their Jewish ownership and therefore most Aryans do not patronize them. I As Jewish business shrinks, the employers are less able to keep their Jewish help and this makes for increasing distress. By the time 1 the Jew finds an Aryan purchaser J for his dwindling business he must sell for so little that he has nothing with which to start over again. FOLLOWING TEXAS FLOOD PROTEST- Ickes Orders Lake Probe Adion Follows Livestock, Crop Damage Claims HIGH WATER THREATENS CAPITAL OF TEXAS With the Texas capitol only a few blocks in the background, the rampaging Colorado river overflowed into the main street of Austin, flooding filling stations and other business houses. Tots Disappear, I Fear Kidnaped Police Find No Trace of Missouri Youngsters In South Hoven Search SOUTH HAVEN. Mich., July 28—(UP)—Two children disappeared from a parked automobile today, and police announced that they apparently had been kidnaped. The children are Janet Eaton, 2. and her sister Judith, 4. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Eaton of Kirkwood, Mo. Police said the children were left in an automobile while the family chauffeur went to a store. When he returned a few minutes later they were gone. A three-hour search bf the city failed to reveal Hunting Accident Victim Is Better Favorable report was given this afternoon on the condition Of Ade Gann, 16 year old Trent youth who was accidentally shot while hunting near Clyde Wednesday. He was visiting a friend in Clyde, and the two had started hunting when a gun was accidentally discharged tn his back. Ile was brought to Hendrick Memorial hospital for treatment. DUBLIN, July 28—(UP(—Douglas Corrigan made an "authorized" flight yesterday while returning from London, it was learned today. During the trip, the California “wrong direction” flier took over the controls of the British Imperial airways liner on which he was a passenger and for the second time piloted a plane over Irish territory The regular pilot brought the ship down at Baldonnel airport. Arabs Wounded JERUSALEM, July 28— (UP) — Five Arab policemen were wounded and disarmed in a fight with an armed band near Bethlehem early today. The attackers dispersed and fled toward the Moab mountains as British troop reinforcements arrived to pursue them. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Generally    fair tonight and Friday. West Texas; Generally fair tonight and Friday. Ka»t Texaa: Generally fair tonight and Friday except local thundershower* near coast Friday. Highest temperature Fourteen to Get Diplomas Friday Play on Program For Summer Class Tomorrow Night High schools days are over Friday for 14 boys and girls, members of the summer graduating class of Abilene high school. They will not have a formal graduation program, but there will be a one-act play, presented by members of the summer public speaking class, Friday evening at the high school auditorium. FRANCES HUGHES HIGH Then there will be recognition for the honor graduates. Frances Lenora Hughes, daughter of Mrs. Nora Hughes. 1841 South Fifth, is the valedictorian. Boy with the highest average is S. L. Davis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Davis. 2434 South Seventh. Other graduates are James Beam. Roy Alford. Richard Worth Finley. Barbara Ann Gorsuch, Pauline Held. Mozelle Huffstudler, Charles M. Lovelace Jr.. Gertie Snodgrass. William Harrison Tate Jr., Howard Campbell Warner. Verna Emma Westbrook and Orvil White. Howard Warner missed out being honor graduate of the class, not because of his grades, but because he did not anend all of his last two years in Abilene high school. He went during the fall term to Texas A.&M. college. His average, counting work done here and at the consolidated high school at Texas A AM. college, was highest. He completed high school in three years and two summers, and will enter A.AM. this fall. The play to be presented Friday night is "The Singapore Spider.” Members of the cast are Orvil White. Verna Emma Westbrook. Roy Alford, Jack Perry and Marie Smallwood. Clarence Ford is the director. any trace of them. The girls were visiting with their mother. Mrs. Julia Eaton, at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. B. j^q T. Spencer. Police said they learned that Mrs. Eaton was being sued for divorce. They sought her husband for questioning about the disappearance of the children but were unable to locate him. Police believed that lf the children were kidnaped it was by some person who knew that their dally routine included an automobile ride in the morning with the chauffeur. Harvey Mills. Tax Rate Set At 49 Cents Ad Valorem Levy Same as Board Fixed Last Year AUSTIN, July 28.    (UP)—The state automatic tax board today set ; the state ad valorem tax rate at 49 cents on $100 valuation. I The rate is the same as that ordered last year. The levy is 35 cents for general revenue; seven cents for Confederate pensions and seven ; cents for Tree school textbooks. 94; > esterday TEMPERATURES FAIR 6:30 p m Prv thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity Wed Thura. p m a rn. I ..... . 90 76 2 ..... . 91 7.% 3 ..... . 93 74 4 ..... . 94 73 a ..... . 92 73 6 . 92 72 7 ..... . *9 74 8 ..... . 64 76 9 ..... . 62 62 IO ..... . 79 81 ll . . . 78 87 Midnight . . .. 77 Noon ... 90 Sunrise ......5:51 Sunset • 7 39 6:30 am 12..t p m 91 7 2 91 72 69 75 40 *2 46 Lee Simmons Made Clerk of U. S. Court SHERMAN, July 28. t/Pi—Lee Simmons, former manager of the Texas prison system, yesterday was named clerk of the United States court for the eastern district of Texas by Judge Randolph Bryant. Simmons will succeed Miss Marjorie Minton of Lufkin, who is to wed Dr. James Dudley Y oilman of Shreveport, La., July 29. The appoiitment is effective Aug. I. Abilenians Heard In Labor Hearing SAN ANGELO. Julv 28. (/Pi—Examination of West Texas Utilities company employes in a National Labor Relations board hearing before Harlow Hurlev, Washington trial examiner, in which unfair labor practices are alleged continued here today. Witnesses this morning were Jim F. Longley, Abilene transmission superintendent; W. E. Huss, San Angelo chief engineer of production; and G. A. Hollowell, Abilene production superintendent. Counselors directed testimony to define duties and relations of work in the transmission and production departments. Examiner Hurley said that a ruling on an intervention complaint, proceedings for which now are underway, WUU be made by the federal board. The examiner will nil** on the "unfair practices" complaint. State Head Here For WOW Meeting Abilene lodge. Woodmen of the World, will honor J. R. Sims, state manager of W O W. at a watermelon    feast    here tonight at    8 o'clock.    The    event will    be held    at tile W O. W. hall. Sims    was    recently    selected    as Texas supervisor, having formerly nerved in the same capacity in Illinois. Invitations were issued to lodge members at Cisco. Putnam, Baird Comanche. DeLeon, San Saba. Buwnwood, San Angelo, Winters, Big Spring.    Roscoe,    Sweetwater, Roby, Rotan. Wingate, Divide. Biome, Blackwell, Stamford, Trent, Merkel and Haskell. SCHOOL* LEVY No levy was made for general school purposes, the board deciding other revenues are sufficient to raise the per capita school apportionment. Members considered the per capita statute, naming $17.50, makes that the maximum. The board adopted a resolution railing on the legislature to clarify the law for setting the state school tax rate. The seven cents levied for school textbooks complies with a constitutional provision and is expected to raise $2,000,000 for that purpose. The Confederate pension tax is the maximum for that purpose permitted by the state constitution. Confederate pensions now are far in a rears. The 35 cents Is the maximum for general revenue purposes. The state general revenue fund has a deficit ranging around $12,000,000. The rates levied will yield $2,-000.000 for Confederate pensions and $10,000,000 for general revenue. The total rate is lowest for 20 years, excepting last year's rate of the same amount. Zedlitz Youth Still Missing Flooding Rivers Inundate Hundreds Of Lowland Acres WASHINGTON. July 28 — (AP)—Secretary Ickes today ordered an engineer to investigate charges that waters released from Lake Buchanan caused a flood on the Colorado river in Fayette county, Texas. His action followed a request by the Fayette County Agricultural association that the government make restitution for loss of livestock and crop damage. The association had sent a message to President Roosevelt stating that w’aters released from the lake were responsible for high stages reached by the river, and which gave them “less tune to bring cattle and feed crops to safety * Ickes said an engineer would be sent from Washington to study the situation on the Colorado river, where two dams have been built and two others were under construction in a combined flood1 control and power development project. He said he did not know yet just which member of the PWA engineering staff would be sent to Texas. He refused comment on the possibilities of restitution being made by the government, declaring it was a legal question which would have to be settled by government attorneys. Swollen Rio Grande Imperils Brownsville Composer Dies LONDON, July 28— (UP)— Jack Judge, who composed the great marching song the World War. "it's a Long Way to Tipperary," died Monday in a West Bromwich I With information causing her to be BALLINGER. July 28— <Spl) — Eleven days have passed since 17-year-old Richard Zedlitz disappeared. and still his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. F Zedlitz have had no word from him. However, they have clues which stilled their apprehension that he might be dead, but they are at a j loss as to why he does not communicate with them. Yesterday, officers found Mrs. C. I A. Dunsforth at the little communi- • ty of Owens Brown county, who de- I scribed a boy who ate at her place Monday. The description fitted Richard Zedlitz. Tile youth was traced to Comanche, where all trace was lost again. Four days after the family car, which Richard was driving was found wrecked on the Clsco-Brown-wood highway .the father and offi-fleers found cafe operators and theater cashiers who had seen the young man several times in Brownwood. Then they received information that a boy of Richard's description had hitchhiked a ride on the San Antonio highway. Richard was last seen in Ballinger Sunday, July 17. By newspapers and radio, efforts have been made to contact the boy and tell By the Associated Press Two of Texas’ mightiest rivers, the Rio Grande and the Colorado, rampaged along their lower reaches today to inundate hundreds of acres of lowlands and to cause grave apprehension in South Texas and Rio Grande valley towns. The Colorado, its headwaters originating in West Texas where downpours sent its tributaries to unprecedented heights, continued today to spread out over much fertile farm land in South Texas as the crest neared the Gulf of Mexico. BROWNSVILLE IN PERIL At LaGrange, where the Colorado did much damage yesterday after rising to 46 feet, the situation was improved as the stream dropped two feet. Further downstream at Wharton the river was flowing into low places in the negro section. A crest of 38 feet was expected there late today. At Brownsville, on the Rio Grande, the situation was ominous. Much depended on the vast flood control systems of levees on both the American and Mexican sides of the stream. Many residents in lowlands around Brownsville moved to higher ground as the stream rose rapidly. It already was running through its levee channel several feet above the level of Brownsville streets. FARMERS TO MEET Crews of WPA workers labored to reinforce levees at Fort Brown in an effort to keep the military reservation dry. The crest was reported to have passed Roma, about IOO miles upstream from Brownsville, this morning. The peak there was 24 feet. It was expected to reach Brownsville tomorrow. Meanwhile, farmers along the Lower Colorado planned to meet in Columbus tonight to protest the handling of floodwaters through Buchanan dam above Austin. They contended the Colorado River Authority could have prevented much of the widespread damage. An author-tative spokesman, however, said the flood was just too great for the dam to handle. RFC-PWA Accord Doubles Program him his mother was near collapse. j WASHINGTON. July 28.—(A*)—A hospital. He had been under treat- j licve he still is alive. Mrs Zedlitz working agreement between RPC has been bearing up, she still is and PWA officials opened a path ment for meningitis. He was AO. in a highly nervous condition. CHICAGO'S WINNING FIGHT AGAINST SYPHILIS BECOMES SPEARHEAD OF NATIONAL MOVEMENT CHICAGO, July 28.-- <P)—Chica-lo was appreciably closer today to Its goal of eradicating syphilis. The city’s intensive campaign, directed into one of its most vital phases a year ago, has become, In the opinion of health authorities, the spearhead of a national movement to • wipa out veneral disease. Polled late last July on the question of whether they would submit to free, secret blood tests by their family physicians, 93.931 Chicagoans voted in the affirmative. The ballots represented 261,425 persons, as more than one ’person was included on each of the 1 000.000 family questionnaires mailed to sound out public opinion. Concurrently, 7.000 physicians were asked by Mayor Edward J Kelly's committee for control of venereal disease to mobilize in the fight against syphilis. Along with hospitals and clinics, they were requested to help determine the number of infected persons under treatment. Illustrative of the progress of the campaign, Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, president of the board of health, said that 600 private physicians used the board’s laboratory in July, 1937, whereas there were 2,500 this month. Average daily attendance at the clinic in July of last year was 800; in July, 1938, it has been 1.700. Cooperating with the Chicago board of health are the state department of health and the United 4 States Public Health service. From the outset the campaigners tossed euphemism overboard; they smashed taboos; they made no hones about the words syphilis and gonorrhea. Newspapers put the words ta) their stories and headlines; speakers used them freely in public meetings; high school pupils inscribed them on forthright banners and paraded them through the loop. Health authorities said one significant aspect of the campaign was that in 84 per cent of the cases uncovered the patients didn't know I they had syphilis. Now York Welcome Too Muck for Pilot’ SOUTH HAMPTON. England. July 28—(UP)—Capt. Donald C. T. Bennett of the British pickaback seaplane Mercury, which has just completed the fastest trans-Atlantic round trip, said today that the welcome he received in New York was “much too enthusiastic for my liking.” The Mercury landed last night after a five hours and 12 minutes flight from Lisbon, Portugal. j today to vast new public works in , the administration's spending-lend-! ing program. j I he understanding provides that the Reconstruction Finance Corporation make its lendable $1,500,000.-000 available for loans on projects receiving grants from PW A's $930,-000.000. Thus, PWA can reserve all its funds for grants instead of dividing allotments between loans and grants, as has been the practice. The decision, announced last night by Chairman Jesse Jones of the RFC, has the potential effect of more than doubling PWA’s dollar. nnvpr. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 28, 1938